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NHL Playoffs: The Kings take a 2-1 lead with a controversial overtime goal against the Oilers

Trevor Moore scored in overtime and the Los Angeles Kings took the lead in the first round by defeating the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Friday night.

Moore’s goal was awarded after a several-minute video review. Gabriel Velarde appeared to touch the ball higher than the allowed height about ten seconds before the decisive goal.

The officials ruled the goal well regardless, and the Kings earned their second overtime victory since the start of the series and now lead 2-1. The Kings won 4-3 in overtime in Game 1 after reversing a two-goal deficit in the third period.

“I saw the puck fly into the air in the corner and hit with a stick,” said Connor McDavid. I reported this to the stewards, but play continued and they scored. They consulted the resume and I imagine they decided the decision could not be overturned. »

Alex Ivalo and Adrian Quimby hit the target in regulation time for the Kings.

McDavid answered the Oilers with his first two goals of the playoffs.

After entering the locker room with a goal past Yavalo’s net with 33 seconds left in the first half, the Oilers took the lead thanks to two quick goals from McDavid on solid play in the second period. He scored two almost identical goals with accurate shots spaced 1:40 apart.

Leon Draistel was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct after cutting Drew Doughty after McDavid’s second goal and then Kempe took the opportunity to tie the game with his third goal of the series.

McDavid was shaken by contact with Doughty moments before his second goal. He slipped due to knee-to-knee contact and was seen agonizing over his own bench afterward. However, he stayed in the game.

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“We have to play smarter,” Draistel admitted. I got a bad penalty and I’m responsible for it, but I’m not sure what the current standards are.

” [Les arbitres] Let obvious knee-to-knee contact pass directly under their eyes and call for a cut-off penalty immediately afterwards. This gesture wasn’t smart on my part, and I’m aware of that, but I really don’t know what the standards are at the moment,” he repeated.

Then tension escalated and Doughty had to go into the locker room momentarily after Evander Kane slammed him onto the boards.

Jonas Korbesalo made 38 saves into the net for the Kings. vs. Stewart Skinner he stopped 28 shots in the loss.

The Kings will have the chance to come close to a second round win Sunday night in Los Angeles in Game 4.